Last Friday, August 3, Antonio José de Sucre’s thermoelectric power station was started in Cumaná, in the presence of Argénis Chávez. This power station, which relies on a startup capital of 250 million dollars, will be of great benefit to the States of Sucre, Anzoátegui, Monagas and Nueva Esparta.
This important work will be carried out by Corpoelec, Venezuela’s National Electric Corporation, in consortium with Energing-TSK, who will develop construction and engineering projects. Chávez pointed out that two 170-MW, natural-gas turbo generators had been received for this first part of the project. These turbo generators will be brought into operation once they are set up and ready, in about 12 months. He also stated that these megawatts will directly cover 80% of the company’s consumption, being of great benefit to some 300 thousand families. The National Electric Power Interconnected System will also be strengthened, guaranteeing a more reliable service.
Sucre’s governor, Enrique Maestre, thanked the National Government -leaded by President Hugo Chávez Frías- for this initiative that shows his commitment to Venezuelan people. “I would like to thank the Revolutionary Government for this gift, the biggest one this city has received in a long time”, he stated.
Through these actions, Corpoelec, Venezuela’s National Electric Corporation, shows its commitment to guarantee Venezuelan communities a reliable and top-quality electric service.
Healthy Molars Program
TSK, in collaboration with Energing, both firmly committed to social action and improvement of life conditions within the surrounding areas of the thermoelectric power station, will develop important programs on health, education and environment, among others. Milagros Guevara, representative of the local councils, stated that they will carry out social actions such as the Healthy Molars Program, which will bring free dental care to 4,000 children during one year, providing them with dental check-ups and dental care kits.